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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 034A : PERIODIC REAPPORTIONMENT

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 1901)
  • § 1901. Purpose

    The supreme court of the United States has ruled that the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires all state legislative bodies to be apportioned in such manner as to achieve substantially equal weighting of the votes of all voters in the choice of legislators. To comply with such requirement it will be necessary to reapportion the house of representatives at periodic intervals, so that changes may be recognized in legislative apportionment. It is the purpose of this chapter to achieve such reapportionment in an orderly and impartial manner. (Added 1965, No. 97, § 1.)